Author: Bernadette Hyland

Gorton Monastery

I grew up in the shadow of Gorton Monastery. Gorton was home to a vibrant Irish community and so the church followed the people. Irish people were drawn to Gorton in the 1800s, pursuing jobs in the engineering industry, and...

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Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

In his publicity shots, Ólafur Arnalds looks like a model in a Topshop advert. But at his concert at the Royal Northern College of Music he was more rugged, befitting someone who had spent two weeks travelling and sleeping in a...

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